Feeling your age? 30+ signs that you’re getting older!

Have you noticed that you say ‘ooompf’ when you get up or sit down?  And sometimes, no matter how hard you try, are you struggling to stay awake after 9.30pm? We hate to say it, but you might be getting on a bit! Don’t worry – you are in good company! Maybe it’s time toContinue reading “Feeling your age? 30+ signs that you’re getting older!”

The Questions I Wish People Would Ask: The Perimenopausal Princess Papers (Part 6)

Perimenopause is a lonely old place.  Younger friends don’t know it exists or live in denial of the day when all this will happen to them.  Older friends don’t talk about ‘things downstairs’ or ‘the change’ because it’s not the done thing.  So here I am stuck in between a rock and a hot place. Continue reading “The Questions I Wish People Would Ask: The Perimenopausal Princess Papers (Part 6)”

Trowel and Error: How Coronavirus Changed our Gardens

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, my gardening contribution mainly consisted of planting up a few hanging baskets once a year and drinking wine while I watched the other half take care of everything else. In our little garden we’ve got a patio, a few shrubs here and there and a patch of grass that is reasonablyContinue reading “Trowel and Error: How Coronavirus Changed our Gardens”

Obsessive Stationery Disorder: Are you a secret hoarder?

I often joke that I have an unhealthy relationship with stationery – there are pens, notepads and even post-it notes in my stash that have never been used because I am keeping them for best. Apparently I am not alone! There is even an official name for my condition. Papyrophilia an obsessive love of paper,Continue reading “Obsessive Stationery Disorder: Are you a secret hoarder?”